Also see Charity Bike Rides
SoCal Sun and Surf — Inn to inn tour starting and finishing in San Diego averaging 50 miles a day. Visit Palm Desert and Borrego Springs along the way. Offered by the Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Feb. 22-Mar 1, 2020.
Climate Ride Death Valley National Park — This charitable cycling challenge explores the Death Valley, an area renown for little car traffic, warm winter weather, and unparalleled desert vistas. Stovepipe Wells to Furnace Creek. Limited to 40 bicycle riders. Dates: Returns in March 2021
Climate Ride – California Redwoods to San Francisco — Rolls south along the coast from Eureka, through the Russian River Valley and crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Raises funds and awareness for sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. Dates: May 17 – 21, 2020
AIDS Lifecycle is 545-mile fund-raiser bike ride from San Francisco Los Angeles. Sponsored by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. Participants must raise a minimum $3,000. Dates: May 31 – June 6, 2020
California Gold Rush to the Bay — This inn-to-inn bike ride roughly follows the path of 19th century prospectors. Includes rail and ferry excursions. The Adventure Cycling Association tour starts in Folsom and ends in San Jose. Dates: June 15-July 3, 2020.
Sierra to the Sea Bicycle Tour is a bicycle camping tour that travels from Lake Tahoe to the Golden Gate Bridge. The group celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018. The ride is designed for experienced cyclists and is limited to 160 riders. About 420 miles Dates: June 20-27, 2020. Contact the Almaden Cycle Touring Club’s website for information and registration.
Cycle the Sierras — The Sierra Nevada in Northern California is the locale for this fully supported annual bike ride. About 300 miles of bicycling with dinner, refreshments and camping at night. Registration limited to first 150 cyclists. Dates: June 2020 (dates to be announced)
BRNW California — No California bike tour in 2020
California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour is a fund-raiser bike ride for the Arthritis Foundation. Two options — 6-day, 355-mile ride from San Francisco to Buellton or if your schedule permits, an 8-day, 525 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Dates: Oct. 3-10, 2020
Pablove Across America — A 550-mile bike ride from the East Bay to LA. The route heads east into Yosemite and Sequoia national parks ending up in Los Angeles. A fund-raiser to support the battle against childhood cancer. Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2018 (2019 dates to be announced)
California Dream Ride — California Bicycle Coalition benefits from this ride from Santa Barbara to Oceanside; 290 miles. Dates: Oct. 4-9, 2020.
Pacific Coast South — This van supported bicycle tour leaves San Francisco and heads south past a string of state beaches toward San Diego. Dates: Oct. 3 – 17, 2020.
See also —
Sea Otter Classic — Dates: April 16-19, 2020
See more at California Bike Ride Calendar
Colorado across state bicycle tours